“Tell me about the 25 April”: bYou and MILObs challenge youth participation in a sound and video production competition

The 50th anniversary of 25 April sets the tone for the latest initiative from the bYou project and MILObs. Running from January 2 to March 31, the “Tell me about 25 April” competition challenges youths aged 6 to 18 to express their reflections on the Carnation Revolution through video creations or sound productions. It is crucial to refer to the competition rules, accessible here, for detailed information on accepted formats and participation conditions. Submissions can be made through this form.

Youths can compete individually or in groups (with up to three members), with projects limited to a maximum duration of five minutes. The competition welcomes various forms of expression, ranging from documentaries and animation to podcasts, providing numerous possibilities for creative exploration:

– explore the 25 April Revolution through personal knowledge, understanding, and information obtained from media, family, and friends;
– examine the revolution’s impact on the country and its people, before and now;
– reflect on perceptions of freedom before and after the events of 25 April;
– analyse the role and influence of the media in the revolution;
– evaluate the significance and value of achieving democracy;
– consider the relevance of the media in sustaining democratic societies.

The “Tell me about 25 April” competition comprises two age groups: one for children aged 6 to 12 and another for youths aged 13 to 18. The top three submissions from each group will be selected and rewarded with Surprise Cards provided by Sonae Sierra, the organisation supporting the competition. The available prizes include:

– Group 1:
1st Prize: €120 vouchers
2nd Prize: €90 vouchers
3rd Prize: €60 vouchers

– Group 2:
1st Prize: €120 vouchers
2nd Prize: €90 vouchers
3rd Prize: €60 vouchers

The winners of each category and prize will be announced on April 12, 2024.
Apart from the prizes, all submissions meeting the competition rules will be featured on the bYou project’s website and YouTube channel, along with the MILObs website and social media platforms. Furthermore, a curated collection of video and sound productions will be showcased in an exhibition organised by the bYou project during its final conference, slated for the first quarter of 2025.

[Posted: 03-01-2024]